Devoted dad Roy Willis is set to lead a 22-mile walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy’s life. Baby Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012 weighing just 2lb 3oz. For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital worked hard taking care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five or six times a day.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation trust is inviting relatives and carers to help improve hospital care for patients with dementia. The trust is holding a patient experience event and is encouraging members of the public to come along and give their views.
Paralympic gold medallist, Lily van den Broecke, will open the Durham University neuroimaging centre at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 23 November 2012. A joint project between Durham University and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the centre will provide state of the art facilities for biomedical research and the very latest technology for patients. Durham University will use the centre to maintain and advance its world reputation for human brain research and the new scanner will be used by clinicians at The James Cook University Hospital for diagnostic scanning and for joint research projects between the hospital and university.
World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will officially open an innovative new cancer service at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 26 October. The acute oncology service is being launched at the Middlesbrough hospital to ensure all cancer patients get an expert opinion without delay – even if they have not been admitted to a cancer ward.
A special survivorship event will help support people affected by, living with and beyond cancer. Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Patients, carers, family members and friends are invited to drop in to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Lung cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now have their tumours removed using keyhole surgery. The specialist procedure, known as a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomy, is much less invasive than traditional surgery so it can be offered to elderly patients who may previously have been deemed not fit enough for surgery.
A free seven-week course aimed at building the confidence of people who have been through treatment for cancer is being launched by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, from 31 October to 12 December 2012 at Southlands Leisure Centre, Middlesbrough.
Called HOPE (help to overcome problems effectively) the two-and-a-half hour sessions will bring cancer patients together to meet, share, learn and get more out of life.